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Western Australia

Total land protected: 10,416,714 hectares

Beringa Reserve

Established: 2007
Area: 1,142 hectares
Location: 380km south east of Perth

As part of the broader Gondwana Link project, Beringa plays a critical role in protecting mallet and moort woodlands, which are vulnerable to frequent fires. It also protects some of the most important intact riparian (creekside) land in the region.

Birriliburu Partnership

Established: 2011
Area: 6,600,000 hectares
Location: 900km NW of Perth, 500 km SW of of Port Headland

The Birriliburu Indigenous Protected Area covers 6.6 million hectares in the Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts – roughly the same size as Tasmania. The Traditional Owners are the Martu people who've established a ranger program employing locals from Wiluna and surrounds.

Bunuba Partnership

Established: 2014
Area: 650,000 hectares
Location: North of Fitzroy Crossing

Bunuba country is in the central-west Kimberley surrounding the township of Fitzroy Crossing and including Giekie Gorge, Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge National Parks.

Charles Darwin Reserve

Established: 2003
Area: 68,600 hectares
Location: 355km north east of Perth and 60km east of Perenjori

Named in honour of the great naturalist, this reserve lies on the northern edge of the WA wheat belt and extends into the more arid Eremean Province to the north, falling largely within the Southwest Botanical Province – an internationally recognised biodiversity ‘hotspot'.

Chereninup Creek Reserve

Established: 2002
Area: 897 hectares
Location: 430km south east of Perth

Chereninup Creek Reserve is part of a vital habitat link between the Fitzgerald River and Stirling Range national parks. Three woodland types almost eliminated from the WA wheat belt region are protected here: york gum, flat-topped yate and granite sheoak.

Gondwana Link Partnership

An ambitious connectivity project that aims to restore and reconnect fragmented habitats between the Stirling Range and the Fitzgerald River National Parks and ultimately create an extensive 1,000km stretch of linked native vegetation from the karri forests of the south-west to the Great Western Woodlands around Kalgoorlie.

Eurardy Reserve

Established: 2005
Area: 30,050 hectares
Location: 145km north of Geraldton

Land clearing and the insidious spread of salinity have devastated much of this region, making the remaining bushland on Eurardy exceptionally important for species such as the nationally vulnerable Malleefowl.

Hamelin Station Reserve

Established: 2015
Area: 202,644 hectares
Location: 250km north of Geraldton

Abutting the shore of Hamelin Pool and the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Hamelin Station is a former sheep station of exceptional conservation importance.

Karajarri Partnership

Established: 2019
Partnership area: 2.1 million hectares
Location: South-west Kimberley, 190km south of Broome

Known as the gateway to the Kimberley, Karajarri Country comprises Jurarr (coastal country) with brilliant blue waters dotted with mangroves and sandy white beaches, and Pirra (inland country), characterised by sparse vegetation and red dunes of the Great Sandy Desert. Supporting more Karajarri women, particularly young women, to work on country is the main focus of our partnership.

Kojonup Reserve

Established: 1996
Area: 389 hectares
Location: 270km south east of Perth

The largest protected area of wandoo woodlands in the region, it shows us what this country was like before the destructive policies of the 1960s, when a million acres of WA bushland a year was burned, buried and bulldozed for broad-acre farming.

Monjebup Reserves

Established: 2007
Area: 3,186 hectares
Location: 430km south east of Perth

The Monjebup, Monjebup North and Red Moort reserves protect a significant patch of bushland that's critical to restoring and relinking the heavily cleared landscape between the Stirling Range and Fitzgerald River national parks as part of the Gondwana Link Partnership.

Wunambal Gaambera Partnership

Established: 2011
Area: 759,806 ha (Uunguu IPA stages 1 and 2)
Location: 600km north east of Derby

The land and waters of the Wunambal Gaambera people covers an incredible 2.5 million hectares of white sandy beaches, rocky escarpments and rugged gorges. We've helped create a Healthy Country Plan and worked on the ground with traditional owners and rangers.